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Wallan Panthers: Sharif Black starring on and off court

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown has brought the Big V basketball season to another halt, Wallan Panthers star USA import Sharif Black is continuing to give the community plenty of reasons to...

66 sports clubs across north central region receive COVID-cancellation grant

A total of 66 sporting clubs and community groups across the region have received financial support to recover from the financial hit that occurred due to recent COVID-19 restrictions. The State Government’s Sporting Club Grants...

Big V Basketball results: Wallan wallops opponents

WALLAN Panthers relished a return to Big V basketball action at the weekend with wins across the board. Big V competition had been on hold since late May in line with the State Government’s COVID-19...

COVID chaos for local sport as matches abandoned

By Colin MacGillivray RIDDELL District Football Netball League clubs are still waiting to learn whether round eight matches that were called off due to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown will be rescheduled or abandoned. League general manager Jordan...

Assumption athletes raise Reconciliation Week awareness with special jersey

To mark Reconciliation Week, Assumption College athletes will celebrate Indigenous culture and players by wearing a specially designed Indigenous jersey. The Indigenous jersey was created for Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria Indigenous round, featuring Indigenous...

Basketball results: Wallan struggles to stick its landing

WALLAN Panthers’ men have been handed their third loss in the Big V division two 2021 season, going down to RMIT 93-74 on Saturday evening. The Panthers struggled to gain the lead for the entirety...

Basketball results: Wallan Panthers men peak, then fall

WALLAN Panthers’ Big V division two men’s double-header weekend saw the side secure an 87-82 win Saturday night against Sherbrooke before falling to Altona 88-70. Sharif Black starred as the Panthers’ leading scorer for the...

Wallan Panthers coach ‘Paps’ celebrates 450 basketball games

By Tricia Mifsud WALLAN Panthers Women’s senior coach Carey 'Paps' Papanicolaou celebrated coaching his 450th basketball game on Sunday afternoon with a thrilling four-point win over Blackburn Vikings. In what was a close game in all four...

Wallan Panthers celebrate Big V wins across the board

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN Basketball celebrated four Big V wins in the same round for the first time, with its senior and youth league men’s and women’s teams all winning at the weekend. The division two...

Wallan Panthers celebrate Big V women’s youth league home debut

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE the result was a loss, there were plenty of reasons to smile after Wallan Basketball’s first Big V women’s youth league home game against Collingwood on Sunday. The Panthers were defeated 72-58...